Katherine and T.J. Jackson Agree to Share Custody of Michael’s Kids
The custody battle surrounding Michael Jackson’s kids appears to be over — for now.
On Friday, it was announced Katherine Jackson agreed to share custody of Paris, Prince and Blanket with her grandson, T.J. Jackson.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, T.J. (the son of Tito Jackson) was made the children’s temporary guardian on Wednesday, after Katherine traveled to Arizona and had no contact with her grandchildren for more than a week.
Although Katherine later claimed she was just on a “short vacation,” and said the custody change was “based on lies,” it seems she has now had a change of heart.
In a statement, Katherine’s attorney, Perry Sanders, said the family matriarch changed her mind after Paris and her siblings said they wanted T.J. to remain their guardian, and added that she’s “extremely pleased” to now have more free time.
“Mrs. Jackson is extremely pleased with the prospect of enjoying the pleasure of raising Michael’s children without the day-to-day tedium of items such as managing the large staff that goes with such a high-profile family and focus her attention on being a grandmother and raising Michael’s children,” he wrote.
Sanders added, “She is eager to simply enjoy her great relationship with these children, while deeding over some of the stressors that go hand in hand with being a guardian.”
Both parties are expected to go to court next week to make the agreement official.